Dai Vernon is in some senses one of the greatest magicians who ever lived. That this fact is unknown to virtually all of his countrymen has always struck me as a great and sad shame, and David Ben, with this book, is doing everything he can to redress it.
Dai Vernon: A Biography
A fascinating and fast-moving biography….the reader experience a similar thrill, the sense of passing into a realm of secrets….Ben takes care to present the story here to appeal to insiders and laymen alike.
A detailed, humanizing portrait of a genius and the age that hailed him as its conquering hero. Dai Vernon remains the towering figure of 20th-century magic.